For the NLRB, unionization is the end that justifies any means

By Peter Schaumber, The Washington Times

When the NLRB chairman claimed in a press release that the agency’s controversial new election procedures would give “businesses and workers a process they deserve that is effective, fair, and free of unnecessary delays,” the devils in hell must have blushed. The Board’s new “Ambush Election” rule has nothing to do with fairness. It was adopted to limit, if not eviscerate, an employer’s protected speech on the issue of unionization before an election and to stack the deck in favor of a union outcome.

Is Forcing Businesses to Pay Overtime to More Workers Really a Brilliant Idea? No Frigging Way.

By J.D. Tuccille, Reason

After a long wait, the Obama administration seems poised this week to vastly increase the ranks of American workers eligible for time-and-a-half overtime pay. With just a simple rules change—raising from $23,660 to as much as $52,000 the threshold below which workers must be paid overtime—the federal government is poised to raise incomes. Or increase the number of jobs. The rationale varies, depending on who you ask. But it’s all good, or so we’re told.


Key Vote Alert: “YES” on Overriding the Veto of S. J. Res. 8

On Monday, May 4, 2015, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) will score the Senate’s veto override vote on S. J. Res. 8, a Congressional Review Act Resolution of Disapproval to void the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) “ambush elections” rule, which threatens American workers’ freedom of association and privacy. CEI’s Congressional Labor and Employment Scorecard can be found at CEI’s labor and employment policy project:

The Anti-Business Agenda of the Obama Administration

By Hector Barreto, Inside Sources

Anti-business policies have unfortunately become the norm for the Obama Administration. From the Affordable Care Act to Dodd-Frank, the last six years have been hard for job creators across the United States, even as they strive to hire new workers and lift an anemic economic recovery.